With reporting by Abdul Rehman Bukhari
Gilgit, September 22: Leader of Pakistan Muslim League Quaid, Mirza Hussain called off his party’s alliance with the Pakistan People’s Party in Gilgit-Baltistan, after exchanging barbs with Senior Minister Muhammad Jafar inside the assembly.
According to details, Jafar and Mirza exchanged hot words and almost scuffled after the later criticized the regional government for its many failures.
Mirza said that his party’s image has been distorted due to failures of the PPP led coalition. Responding to a question, Mirza said that membership of the party members who refuse to comply with the decision will be cancelled. It is pertinent to note that PMLQ has three members in the assembly, while one of its members is part of the cabinet.
Many have termed the decision to be political in nature, because the term of the present government is about to end after a couple of months.
In the past, Chief Minister Mehdi Shah had also announced ending of alliance with PMLQ after a similar clash inside the assembly. However, he had withdrawn his decision only a few hours later.